Hospice of Humboldt Garden Project

In 2018, the Eureka Chapter volunteered to install a rhododendron garden for Hospice of Humboldt’s beautiful new facility, the Ida Emmerson Hospice House, in Eureka. This is Phase 1 of a potential 2-3 phase project intended to complete plantings around Hospice’s exterior property immediately adjacent to the patient center. We thank Hospice of Humboldt for allowing the Eureka Chapter to complement the beautiful natural landscape surrounding their facility.

The undertaking involved over 200 volunteer hours and over $10,000 in materials, supplies and rhododendron and companion plants. Of this total, local merchants provided in-kind support of approximately $6,500. The Eureka Chapter and other donors funded the balance of project costs. The landscape includes an overhead irrigation system with electric timing controls to help reduce maintenance requirements. 

We would like to thank the following local businesses, volunteers and others for their support:

               Shafer’s Ace Hardware –   forklift

               Tim Walsh – Equipment rental and operator

               Tom & Ellen Gill – back Hoe and operator

               Almquist Lumber – shredded bark

               Kellogg Garden Products – soil conditioner and fertilizer

               Humboldt Redwood Company – shredded bark

               Singing Tree Gardens & Nursery – rhododendron and companion plants

               California Conservation Corp – work crews



We would also like to recognize and thank the following individuals associated with the project:

               Joe Rogers, Hospice Executive Director

               Rodney Ward, Hospice Facilities Manager

               Charles Cunningham, Eureka Chapter board member responsible for initiating the project

If you are interested in helping maintain the garden, you can contact the Eureka Chapter through the website at “Contact Us”.  This involves fertilizing, weeding, irrigation maintenance and assisting with subsequent phases.  Updates to the Hospice Project will be posted in this section of the website.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Eureka Chapter.